Wednesday, May 29, 2019

1854 - ALARMING ACCIDENT AT HOBOKEN. FALL OF THE BARCLAY STREET FERRY BRIDGE. ONE HUNDRED PERSONS THROWN INTO THE WATER - SEVERAL SUPPOSED DROWNED - MIRACULOUS ESCAPE OF HUNDREDS ON THE BRIDGE.


"The Leading Tourist's Line"
Lake George, Lake Champlain, Sharon Springs, Saratoga, Adirondacks, etc., etc.

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Delaware & Hudson, R.R., Albany, N.Y.

Ladies' Home Journal
June 1898
Hoboken, New Jersey, USA

1854 - ALARMING ACCIDENT AT HOBOKEN. FALL OF THE BARCLAY STREET FERRY BRIDGE. ONE HUNDRED PERSONS THROWN INTO THE WATER - SEVERAL SUPPOSED DROWNED - MIRACULOUS ESCAPE OF HUNDREDS ON THE BRIDGE.
An accident of the most painful and alarming nature occurred between 5 and 6 o'clock last evening, at the Hoboken Ferry on the Jersey shore, by which the lives of some five hundred persons, men,... Read MORE...

The New York Daily-Times -  New York -  May 29, 1854
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1869  A young and pretty girl, a little proud of her good looks, had a quarrel with her lover, who reproached her for caring more for beauty than his love.

To prove to him how much she loved him she broke off her four front teeth, and, thus disfigured, cast herself at his feet. It is, perhaps, unnecessary to state that she lost her lover.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  May 29, 1869
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Rochester, New York, USA

1869  A Mrs. Knight, of Rochester, N.Y., a few days ago, procured a boat and went to the rescue of a man who was struggling in the water about three hundred yards from the shore.

She grasped him by the hair of the head and managed with one hand to paddle the boat ashore. Mrs. Knight is a woman of a slight frame, and the man she saved from drowning weighs nearly 200 pounds.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  May 29, 1869
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Fried Pumpkin - Peel a small, tender pumpkin; cut it in slices half an inch thick and two...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., January 5, 1881
Glens Falls, New York, USA

1869  A few days ago, George Frost, of Lansingburg, N. Y., walked to Glens Falls, N. Y. and back, a distance of 104 miles,

in twenty-three hours and forty-five minutes, arriving in Lansingburgh at 12 o'clock noon, not all that tired. He finished the day working at his trade.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  May 29, 1869
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Putnam Nail Co., Boston, Mass.
Evansville, Indiana, USA

1885 - EVANSVILLE, IND., FLOODED.
Evansville, Ind., May 29. -- A tremendous rain fall visited this city yesterday afternoon. The centre of the cloud-burst seemed within the territory bounded by Indiana and John Streets and Main... Read MORE...

Evening Observer -  Dunkirk, New York -  May 29, 1885
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Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

1892 - Wreck of the Quadra.
OTTAWA, Ontario, May 28. - The Minister of Marine and Fisheries has received a dispatch from the agent of his department at Victoria, stating that the Government steamer Quadra had been washed off... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 29, 1892
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Aged People Should Eat Very Little Meat
Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA (Foxboro)

1900 - STRAW WORKS DESTROYED BY FIRE.
Foxboro, Mass., May 29. - The complete destruction of the Union straw works by fire caused a loss to the company of nearly $150,000, and proves a severe blow to the community, as the straw plalting... Read MORE...

North Adams Transcript  -  North Adams, Massachusetts -  May 29, 1900
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1914  May 29 – The ocean liner RMS Empress of Ireland sinks in the Gulf of St. Lawrence; 1,012 lives are lost.

The Tragedy of RMS Empress of Ireland

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May 29, 1914
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East Hartford, Connecticut, USA

1922 - East Hartford Has $50,000 Fire.
EAST HARTFORD, Conn., May 28. - Fire early today badly damaged the Garvan block here, with a loss estimated at $50,000. The building is owned by Crescent and Rebecca Lodges, I. O. O. F. The fire... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 29, 1922
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Elmira, New York, USA

1946 - STATE OF EMERGENCY - Flood Waters Cover Elmira Business Area
ELMIRA (AP). - Flood waters six inches deep swept through Elmira's main business district today and Mayor Emory Strachen declared a state of emergency.

The rain-swollen Chemung River rose 18 feet, ... Read MORE...

Syracuse Herald Journal -  Syracuse, New York -  May 29, 1946
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Jacksonville, Florida, USA

1959 - PILOT KILLED IN JET CRASH ABOARD CARRIER.
Jacksonville, Fla. (AP) - Fire at sea followed the crash of a Navy jet plane aboard the aircraft carrier Essex on Thursday.
The pilot of the plane was killed, and an airman on the carrier deck... Read MORE...

The Index-Journal -  Greenwood, South Carolina -  May 29, 1959
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1733  May 29 - The right of Canadians to keep Indian slaves is upheld at Quebec City.

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1865  May 29 – American Civil War: President of the United States Andrew Johnson issues a proclamation of general amnesty for most citizens of the former Confederacy.

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1886  An old resident of Cromwell, Conn., has taken one hundred and eleven bodies of drowned persons from the Connecticut river in that vicinity.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

America - Did you know? President and Mrs. Benjamin Harrison were so afraid of the electric lights that had been newly...Read MORE...



The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996


Quebec - Did you know? In the seventeenth century most of the world went to bed at nightfall because there was nothing...Read MORE...



Daily Life in New France (www.chroniclesofamerica.com/ french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)
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